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SMALL WONDERS 






STRING MARIONETTES 

1. Appetite (dog) ; made by Gayle 
and Doug Anderson, United States, 
20th century. 

2. Gertrude; Gayle and Doug 
Anderson, United States, 20th 
century. 

Lent by Gayle and Doug Ander- 
son 

3. Gossip, Spinning wheel; Bil 
Baird, United States, 20th cen- 
tury. 

4. Gramps; Bil Baird, United States, 
20th century. 

5. Egyptian; Bil Baird, United 
States, 20th century. 

6. Calf; Bil Baird, United States, 
20th century. 
Lent by Bil Baird's Marionettes 

7. Wizard; Stephen Lowe, United 
States, 20th century. 
Lent by Berkeley Marionettes, Inc. 

8. Fairy Godmother; Remo Bu- 
fano. United States, 20th century. 

9. The Don; Remo Bufano, United 
States, 20th century. 
Lent by Remo Bufano Studios, 
Inc. 

10. Group of Commedia dell' Arte 
Figures; Italy, 18th century. 
The Cooper Union Museum 

11. Elisey; Basil Milovsoroff, United 
States, 20th century. 

12. KuMASHKA Yashka; Basil Mi- 
lovsoroff, United States, 20th cen- 
tury. 

Lent by the Folktale Puppet 
Studio 



13. Harlequin; Carroll French, 
United States, 20th century. 

14. Pierrot; Carroll French, United 
States, 20th century. 

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CATALOGUE 

16. Box Ofis; Carroll French, United 
States, 20th century. 

17. The Superior Puppet; Carroll 
French, United States, 20th cen- 
tury. 
Lent by Carroll French 

18. Dancer; Sue Hastings, Inc., 
United States, 20th century. 

19. Four characters from Rip Van 
Winkle; Sue Hastings, Inc., 
United States, 20th century. 
Lent by Sue Hastings, Inc. 

20., Fisherman; Spain, 19th century. 

21. Sambo, Toby (?) ; United States, 
late 19th century. 

22. Lady Margaret; Tony Sarg Stu- 
dio, United States, 20th century. 

23. Dynamic Design; Bil Baird, 
United States, 20th century. 

24. Tar Baby; Tony Sarg Studio, 
United States, 20th century. 

25. George Washington; Cedric and 
Mabel Head, United States, 20th 
century. 

26. Tony Sarg Portrait Puppet; 
Lillian Owen, United States, 20th 
century. 

27. Lady; India, 19th century. 
Lent by the Kingsland Collection, 
courtesy of Briggs Management 

28. Witch Hazel; Caroline and Otto 
Kunze, United States, 20th cen- 
tury. 

29. Book Worm; Caroline and Otto 
Kunze, United States, 20th cen- 
tury. 

30. Lester the Jester; Caroline and 
Otto Kunze, United States, 20th 
century. 

Lent by Otto Kunze Marionette 
Productions 

31. Caliph; Jero Magon, costume by 
Esphyr Slobodkina, United States, 
20th century. 
Lent by Jero Magon 



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32. Woman; France, 18th century. 

33. Children's puppets; Mexico, 
20th century. 

34. Ghost; North China, 20th cen- 
tury. 

35. Lady; Japan, 20th century. 

Lent by Brander Mathews Dra- 
matic Museum 

36. Beast; George Nelle, United 
States, 20th century. 

Lent by George Nelle of the Mari- 
onette Repertory Theater 

37. Joe Crocus; Mildred May Os- 
good, United States, 20th century. 

38. Royal Pet; Mildred May Os- 
good, United States, 20th century. 

39. Flower Fairy; Mildred May Os- 
good, United States, 20th century. 

40. Tree; Mildred May Osgood, 
United States, 20th century. 

41. Flower; Mildred May Osgood, 
United States, 20th century. 

42. Sir Green-up; Mildred May Os- 
good, United States, 20th century. 
Lent by Mildred May Osgood 

43. Katherine Dunham; Frank 
Paris, United States, 20th century. 
Lent by Frank Paris 

44. Caliban; Margo and Rufus Rose, 
United States, 20th century. 

45. Oriental Dancers; Margo and 
Rufus Rose, United States, 20th 
century. 

Lent by Rufus Rose Marionettes 

HAND PUPPETS 

46. Punch; made by Bil Baird, 
United States, 20th century. 
Lent by Bil Baird's Marionettes 

47. Man, Woman, two "punch" 
types; Remo Bufano, United 
States, 20th century. 

Lent by Remo Bufano Studios, 
Inc. 

48. Scaramouche; Italy (?), 19th 
century. 



49. Man; Italy (?), 19th century. 
The Cooper Union Museum 

50. Kung-see; Alice E. Fox, United 
States, 20th century. 

51. The Mandarin; Alice E. Fox, 
United States, 20th century. 
Lent by Mrs. Alice E. Fox 

52. Jolly Punch, Devil, Hangman 
AND Doctor; Spain, 20th cen- 
tury. 

53. Punch; England, 18th century 

54. Flunky, Doctor, Brigella, Col- 
umbine; Italy, 18th century. 
Lent by Kingsland Marionette 
Collection, courtesy of Briggs 
Management 

55. Man, Woman; Anatole, France, 
19th century. 

56. Policeman; Anatole, France, 
19th century. 

57. Punch, Judy, Baby; England, 
19th century. 

Lent by Brander Mathews Dram- 
atic Museum 

58. Harriet; Kurt Seligmann, United 
States, 20th century. 

Lent by Tibor Nagy Marionettes 

ROD PUPPETS 

59. Man; China, 20th century. 

60. Man (?); Java. 

Lent by The American Museum 
of Natural History 

61. The Applauder; made by Bil 
Baird, United States, 20th century. 
Lent by Bil Baird's Marionettes 

62. Man; Italy, 18th century. 
The Cooper Union Museum 

63. Ballet Dancer (from chorus?) ; 
Italy, 19th century. 

Lent by Carroll French 

64. Rinaldo; Sicily, 19th century. 
Lent by Katherine Gravet 

65. Orlando; Giovanni Grasso (?), 
Sicily, 19th century. 



66. Woman; Armenia, late 19th cen- 
tury. 

67. Clown; China, 20th century. 

68. Wayang Golek type; Java, 19th 
century. 

Lent by Kingsland Marionette Col- 
lection, courtesy of Briggs Man- 
agement 

69. Carlo Martello; Agrippino 
(Papa) Manteo, United States, 
20th century. 

Lent by The Manteo Family 

70. Violetta; Esther T. Wolff, United 
States, 20th century. 

71. EscAMiLLo; Esther T. Wolff, 
United States, 20th century. 
Lent by Esther T. Wolff 



SHADOW PUPPETS 

Koembakarma; Bali, 20th cen- 
tury. 

I Sangoet; Bali, 20th century. 

Tjondong; Bali, 20th century. 

Rangda (witch) ; Bali, 20th cen- 
tury. 

Lent by The American Museum of 
Natural History 

Warrior and Lady; made by 
Chinese craftsmen, Peiping, China. 

Man in Procession, Lady; Chi- 
nese craftsmen, Shansi Province, 
China. 

Prime Minister; Chinese crafts- 
men, Szechuan Province, China. 

Peach Tree; Chinese craftsmen, 
China. 

80. Lady; Chinese craftsmen, Luan- 
chow, China, 20th century. 

81. Calf; Pauline Benton, United 
States, 20th century. 

Karogoz, The Armenian; Turk- 
ish craftsmen, Turkey, 20th cen- 
tury. 

Woman; Siamese craftsmen, 
Siam. 

Lent by Pauline Benton and The 
Red Gate Players 



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84. The Wolf, Mulan, Jolly Cour- 
tier, Chinese Gentlemen; Chi- 
nese craftsmen, China, 19th cen- 
tury. 

85. Chinese Emperor in full armor 
ON horseback; Chinese crafts- 
men, China, late 19th century. 

86. Chinese general in full armor; 
Chinese craftsmen, China, late 
19th century. 

87. The White Elephant pulling 
the Peking bridal cart; Chi- 
nese craftsmen, China, late 19th 
century. 

Lent by Dr. Theodore Bodde 

88. General; Chinese craftsmen, 
West China, 19th century. 

89. A Lady General; Chinese crafts- 
men. West China. 

90. Butterfly; Chinese craftsmen, 
West China, 19th century. 

91. Rat; Chinese craftsmen. West 
China, 19th century. 

92. Bee; Chinese craftsmen. West 
China, 19th century. 

93. Crane; Chinese craftsmen. West 
China, 19th century. 

94. Owl; Chinese craftsmen. West 
China, 19th century. 

95. 3 Wajang figures, framed; Jav- 
anese craftsmen, Java, 19th cen- 
tury. 

96. The Prince greets Cinderella; 
probably Theatre Seraphin, 
France, 19th century. 

97. Cinderella during the Ball; 
probably Theatre Seraphin, 
France, 19th century. 

98. Don Quixote and the peasant; 
probably Theatre Seraphin, 
France, 19th century. 

99. Don Quixote attacking an im- 
aginary foe; probably Theatre 
Seraphin, France, 19th century. 



PRINTS AND DRAWINGS 



116. 



100. Group of figures from Madame 113. 
la Baronne; probably Theatre 
Seraphin, France, 19th century. 

101. Tree, and box; probably Thea- 114. 
tre Seraphin, France, 19th cen- 
tury. 

The Cooper Union Museum 

102. Monkey-God panel; Siam, 18th 
century ( ? ) . 

103. Garoda Bird; Java, 19th century, l^^- 
Lent by Kingsland Collection, 
courtesy of Briggs Management 

104. 3 Musicians; Jero Magon, United 
States, 20th century. 

105. Marco Polo; Jero Magon, United 
States, 20th century. 

106. Ghost of Hamlet's Father; 
Jero Magon, United States, 20th 
century. -^-^j 

Lent by Jero Magon 

107. Woman; France, 19th century. 118. 
Lent by Brander Mathews Dra- 
matic Museum 

FINGER AND GLOVE PUPPETS 

108. Dancer; Tony Sarg, United 119. 
States, 20th century. 

Lent by Kingsland Marionette Col- 
lection, courtesy of Briggs Man- 
agement 

109. Russian Dancer; Jero Magon, 
United States, 20th century. 120. 
Lent by Jero Magon 

110. Bull, the Frog; Hallie C. Patin- 
gale. United States, 20th century. 
Lent by Hallie C. Patingale 



121. 



111. Oedipus Rex; Robert Edmond 
Jones, United States, 20th cen- 
tury. 

Lent by Remo Bufano Studios, 122. 
Inc. 

112. Punch and Judy on Boston 
Common; Lagarde, United States, 

19th century. 123. 

The Cooper Union Museum 



The Puppeteer; Alfredo Zalce, 
Mexico, 20th century. 
Lent by Alleine E. Dodge 

Rip Van Winkle, Alice in Wond- 
erland, Tony Sarg, United States, 
20th century. 

Lent by Kingsland Marionettes 
Collection, courtesy of Briggs 
Management 

Man with Rod Puppet; Japan, 
19th century. 

Lent by Brander Mathews Dra- 
matic Museum 

The Story of Punch: Charac- 
ters from Punch and Judy Plays; 
W. P. A. Artists, United States, 
20th century. 

Lent by Index of American De- 
sign, National Gallery of Art 

Beast, costume design; George 
Nelle, United States, 20th century. 

Beauty and the Beast Set; 
Robert Pryor, United States, 20tli 
century. 

Lent by George Nelle of the Mar- 
ionette Repertory Theater 

Cook, Costume sketch; Bernard 
Pfriem, United States, 20th cen- 
tury. 

Lent by Tibor Nagy Marionettes 

ADDITIONAL MATERIAL 

Wolf, Red Riding Hood, Grand- 
mother, Woodsman, Stop Mo- 
tion Puppets; Rerao Bufano, 
United States, 20th century. 
Lent by Remo Bufano Studios, 
Inc. 

Ombres Chinoises; Book of 
Scripts, probably Theatre Ser- 
aphin, France, 19th century. 
The Cooper Union Museum 

Le Theatre Italien ou Le Re- 
cueil de Toutes les Scenes; Book, 
Geneva, 17th century. 
Lent by Katherine Gravet 

Mr. Punch, Sign; England, 19th 
century. 



124. Man; Hand Control Puppet, Ja- 
pan, 18th century. 

125. Puppet Panel; Java, 20th cen- 
tury. 

126. Puppet Panel; Bali, 19th cen- 
tury. 

Lent by Kingsland Marionette 
Collection, courtesy of Briggs 
Management 



127. Man; Home Puppet, China, 20th 
century. 

Lent by Brander Mathews Dra- 
matic Museum 

128. Prince, undressed; George Nelle, 
United States, 20th century. 

129. Puppet castings; George Nelle, 
United States, 20th century. 
Lent by George Nelle of the Mar- 
ionettes Repertory Theater 



REFERENCES 

In the Libraries of the Cooper Union 

Relating to Puppets, Marionettes and 

Shadow-Plays 



Ombres Chinoises. Paris 1810-12. 2 vols. 
Manuscript librettos probably for the 
Theatre Seraphin. 

Ombres Chinoises. Musical parts, arranged 
for two violins, alto and basso. Paris, 
1800? 4 vols. Engraved, with manuscript 
additions. Probably for use in the Theatre 
Seraphin. 



Aghion, Max. Le theatre a Paris au XVIIIe 
siecle. Paris, Librairie de France, n.d. 
442 p. Marionnettes, p. 238. 

Allemagne, Henry Rene d'. Histoire des 
jouets. Paris, Hachette, 1902. 316 p. 
Les marionnettes, p. 238-63; Les ombres 
chinoises, p. 264-72. 

Altherr, Alfred. Marionetten. Erlenbach- 
Ziirich, Rentsch, 1926? 49 p. 

AuROY, Mlle. B. Ainsi font les marionnettes! 
Paris, Nathan, 1930. 

Bapst, Germain. Essai sur Fhistoire du 
theatre. Paris, Hachette, 1893. 693 p. 
Marionnettes, p. 17, 53-5, 275, 345, 377, 
480. 

Batchelder, Marjorie Hope. The puppet 
theatre handbook. New York, Harper, 
1947. 293 p. 

Beaumont, Cyril William. Puppets and the 
puppet stage. New York, Studio, 1938. 
144 p. 

Boehn, Max von. Dolls and puppets. Lon- 
don, Harrap, 1932. 521 p. 

Bufano, Remo. Be a puppet showman. New 
York, Century, 1933. 168 p. 

Bussell, Jan. Marionettes: how to make 
them. Ditchling, Sussex, Pepler & Sewell, 
1934. 28 p. 



Bussell, John Garrett. The puppet theatre. 
London, Faber & Faber, 1946. 143 p. 

Chronicle of the Museum for the Arts of 
Decoration of the Cooper Union, v. 1, 
no. 1, Winter 1934-35. Material relating 
to the small theatre, p. 23-30. 

Le Cinema, des origines a nos jours. Paris, 
Editions du cygne, , 1932. 366 p. Ombres 
chinoises, p. 25-34. 

Croziere, Alphonse. Le vrai theatre des 
enfants. Paris, Nathan, 1934. 127 p. 

Darjou, a. Les silhouettes faciles, ombres 
amusantes. Paris, Journal amusant, n.d. 
20 pi. 

Duranty, Louis Emile Edouard. Theatre des 
marionnettes du jar din des Tuileries. 
Paris, Dubuisson, 1864. 387 p. 

Enciclopedia Italiana. Rome, Istituto Gio- 
vanni Treccani, 1929-39. v. 22. Mario- 
netta, p. 356-8. 

Encyclopedia Britannica. 14th ed. New 
York, 1932. v. 14. Marionettes, p. 906-7. 

Eudel, Paul. Les ombres chinoises de mon 
pere. Paris, Rouveyre, 1885. 306 p. 

Feu Seraphin, histoire de ce spectacle depuis 
son origine jusqu'a sa disparition, 1776- 
1870. Lyon, Scheuring, 1875. 334 p. 

FiCKLEN, Bessie. A handbook of fist puppets. 
New York, Stokes, 1935. 329 p. 

Field, Marshall & Co., Chicago. Exhibition 
of puppets and marionettes. Chicago, 
1933. 23 p. 

Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago. 
Dept. of Anthropology. Guide, part I. 
Oriental theatricals, by Berthold Laufer. 
Chicago, 1923. The shadow-play, China, 
p. 36-42. 



Fleury, Jules. Souvenirs des funambules. 
Paris, Levy, 1859. 320 p. 

FouQUiER, Marcel. Paris au XVIIIe siecle: 
ses divertissements — ses moeurs — direc- 
toire et consulat. Paris, Emile-Paul, n.d. 
146 p. Marionnettes, p. 46-7. 

FouRNEL, Franqois Victor. Le vieux Paris: 
fetes, jeux et spectacles. Tours, Mame, 
1887. Marionettes . . . ombres chinoises, 
p. 290-334. 

Freeman, Ruth. Cavalcade of toys. Watkins 
Glen, N. Y., Century House, 1942. 399 p. 
Shadowgraphy, p. 231-2. 

Geist, Hans Friedrich. Spielzeug. Leipzig, 
Staackmann, 1938. 42 pi. Kasperle und 
Marionette, pi. 42. 

GiNiSTY, Paul. France d'antan; le theatre de 
la rue. Paris, Morance, 1925. 61 p. 
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48-50. 

Green, Dana Saintsbury. Puppet making. 
London, Studio, 1935. 64 p. 

Grober, Karl. Kinderspielzeug. Berlin, 
Deutscher Kunstverlag, 1928. 67 p. 
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HiNOT, Claude. Le fils a Guignol. Paris, 
Larousse, 188- ? 

Jackson, Emily. Toys of other days. Lon- 
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Jeanne, Paul. Les theatres d'ombres a Mont- 
martre de 1887 a 1927. Paris, Editions des 
presses modernes, 1937. 173 p. 

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ACKNOWLEDGMENT 

The Museum has received many helpful suggestions and much valu- 
able information from the following: 

Miss Pauline Benton 

Carroll French 

Mabel and Cedric Head 

Leo Manteo 

Mrs. Marjorie Batchelder McPharlin 

George Nelle 

Mrs. Frances Schram 

Miss Bella Weitzner 

Dr. Henry W. Wells 

Grateful thanks for their assistance are given to these friends, and to 
the following lenders of puppets and related material: 

American Museum of Natural History 

Gayle and Doug Anderson 

Bil Baird 

Pauline Benton and the Red Gate Players 

Berkeley Marionettes, Inc. 

Dr. Theodore Bodde 

Remo Bufano Studios, Inc. _^^^ 

Miss Alleine E. Dodge 

Alice E. Fox 

Carroll French 

Miss Katherine Gravet 

Sue Hastings, Inc. 

KiNGSLAND Marionette Collection, 

courtesy of Briggs Management 
Otto Kunze Marionette Productions 
The Manteo Family 
Brander Mathews Dramatic Museum, 

Columbia University 
Basil Milovsoroff and the Folktale Puppet Studio 
Index of American Design, National Gallery of Art 
George Nelle and the Marionette Repertory Theater 
Mildred May Osgood 
Frank Paris 

Mrs. Hallie C. Patingale 
RuFUS Rose Marionettes 
TiBOR Nagy Marionettes 
Esther Wolff and the Puppet Opera Company 





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